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Auto-powering off within seconds of turning on

For some reason, whenever i turn the vcr on, it turns itself off automatically within seconds - there is no tape in it, and i've cracked the case open and the fuse is intact - the display shows the dashes that is normal when the time isnt set, and when i turn it on, the spindle spins as if it's trying to play a vhs, even through there isnt one in - also, the tape tray is down as if there were a tape in it.

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  • Geode Haywood Mar 24, 2007

    Thank you for telling me what to look at, i'll have to wait till i can find out how much it would cost to get the part replaced til i can say if that was the only problem of not lol

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Please follow the instructions given below... =)

Setting the clock

The clock is set to the correct time automatically, but it
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daylight saving time and time zone.
Preparation:
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1 Press SETUP while the DVD and video tape is
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The SETUP MENU screen will appear.
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The submenu screen of the selected menu will appear.
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Wait 30 minutes with the power turned off, after the
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After the clock is set automatically, you may have to set
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OFF: For manual setting (back 1 hour)
AUTOMATIC: For automatic setting (read XDS in
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• When shipped from the factory, the “DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME” option is set to “AUTOMATIC”.
• When the clock is not set, the daylight saving time
setting is not available.
• When there is no daylight saving time in your area,
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